News network founder launches disgusting tweet storm after former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ death

News network founder launches disgusting tweet storm after former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ death
Cenk Uygur, "The Young Turks" host and founder of the TYT Network, tweeted Thursday that he was "glad" about the circumstances surrounding the death of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (above). (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Cenk Uygur, host of “The Young Turks” and founder of the online TYT Network, reacted to the news of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ death Thursday by tweeting that he was “glad” about the circumstances surrounding the loss.

Shortly after news broke that the 77-year-old media mogul had died, Uyger posted, “Glad Roger Ailes lived long enough to get caught and die lonely and humiliated. That extra year of life cost him dearly.”

Ailes resigned from Fox News in July 2016 amid allegations of sexual harassment. Fox News and Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, settled several of the sexual harassment claims out of court by paying as much as $45 million, according to company SEC filings.

Some of the lawsuits, however, are still ongoing. USA Today reported that while a sexual harassment lawsuit would typically end following the death of the plaintiffs’ target, the claims also name Fox News and 21st Century Fox as defendants. Verdicts in any open cases will be rendered without Ailes’ testimony.

In a separate tweet, Uygur defended his earlier statement against “people who say you shouldn’t say anything bad about Roger Ailes on the day of his death.”

“When do you want us to say it? 2.5 weeks later?” Uygur sarcastically remarked.

Ten hours after his initial Ailes tweet, Uygur posted another death-related message, this time about the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Antonin Scalia died about a year ago. So, I assume we’re past the grace period. He was a cruel, irrational, antiquated jackass. Is that cool?” Uygur tweeted.

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